News in Pics: Your daily dose of pictures from around the world

News in Pics: Your daily dose of pictures from around the world

1/9 A Buddhist nun walks in line with novice nuns to receive food from people during the Songkran Festival at the Sathira-Dhammasathan Buddhist meditation centre in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: Reuters) 2/9 President Ram Nath Kovind (right), Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu (left), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (center) and other dignitaries arrive to pay tribute to Babasaheb BR Ambedkar on the occasion of his 128th birth anniversary, at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Image: PTI) 3/9…

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Following MIND Diet May Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Impairment And Dementia: Study

Following MIND Diet May Reduce Risk Of Cognitive Impairment And Dementia: Study

Dementia is a mental condition wherein brain functions are said to be impaired, such as memory loss and judgment. Chronic dementia can last for several years or can even be lifetime. A new study has suggested that following a specifically designed MIND diet may help reduce risks of the debilitating disease. The study, which was conducted by researchers at UNSW, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and ANU Australia looked at the dietary patterns of older adults…

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Eggs And Other Foods That Can Help You Get Rid Of Split Ends

Eggs And Other Foods That Can Help You Get Rid Of Split Ends

Well! Who would not like to have smooth, shiny and healthy hair? But due to a large variety of chemical products available in the market, our hair tends to get damaged. Some of the common hair problems are dry hair, hair falling or thinning, gray hair or even split ends. The term split ends refers to the splitting or fraying of the hair shaft at the tip of your hair. The condition is medically called…

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Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

Slaughter-Free Food Is The New And The Now Way Of Feeding The World

In March Berlin was the home of Europe’s first professional animal protein alternatives conference organised by international food awareness organization ProVeg. The New Food Conference brought together scientists, researchers, food enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who are leading the slaughter-free, environmentally friendly and socially just food revolution. I was lucky to be present at the sold-out conference and this is part one of my two-part series on the future of food based on what I’ve learned (and tasted). The first…

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Thrown out of hydrotherapy pool

No alternative: John Ekin and Gai Sheridan outside the hydrotherapy pool at Katoomba Hospital. They fear they will be turned away after a bureaucratic reorganisation.   Twenty-odd years ago, John Ekin hosted an event at his Leura guesthouse to help raise funds to build the hydrotherapy pool at Katoomba hospital. Now, he fears his days at the pool are numbered because of a bureaucratic reorganisation. Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District confirmed that existing patrons were being…

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Could the brain-boosting MIND diet reduce the risk of dementia?

Could the brain-boosting MIND diet reduce the risk of dementia?

Following the MIND diet, which encourages plenty of brain-boosting foods such as berries, could help reduce the risk of dementia according to new research. — AFP pic SYDNEY, March 11 — New Australian research has found that following the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, more commonly known as the MIND diet, does appear to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment in older adults. Carried out by researchers at the Australian National University, the University…

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BREAKING NEWS: Wreckage of Sala’s plane found

BREAKING NEWS: Wreckage of Sala’s plane found

The wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala which disappeared has been found in the English Channel, the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has confirmed. David Mearns, who is co-ordinating the privately funded search for the aircraft which was carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, stated the wreckage was discovered on Sunday morning and added their families have been informed. The AAIB confirmed to Omnisport that the plane had been located. “Wreckage of the plane…

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A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

A diet of kooky (and risky) ways to lose weight

Welcome to diet season, that time of year when people are looking for a reset after the overconsumption of the holidays. There is a smorgasbord of choices for those who are looking to lose weight or stave off a winter doldrums gain, and a few of them actually do work. Some of the trendiest weight-loss schemes, from intermittent fasting to Tom Brady’s alkaline diet, might seem a bit odd or excessive — until you consider…

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